Bonding starts soon after birth.
It’s also called attachment. It’s the close feeling of connection between your baby
you. It’s an ongoing process. It may take weeks or months. Be aware that you may not
feel bonded with your baby right away. Most newborns don’t look like the chubby babies
you see on TV. Your newborn will look wrinkled and puffy-eyed. This is due to months
spent in your uterus and time in the birth canal. Most babies have a slightly pointed
misshapen head. These all go away after a few days.
After birth, your baby will likely be placed skin-to-skin on your
chest. This allows your body to help regulate your baby's temperature. It can also
the bonding process. And it will signal your body to start making milk.
If you choose to breastfeed, your healthcare provider or nurse may
help you introduce your baby to your breast to start breastfeeding. Newborn babies
usually very alert right after birth. They are ready to start breastfeeding. If you
choose not to breastfeed, your healthcare provider will tell you how to stop milk